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|Raising funds for Jeremiah’s RanchAugust 28th 2014
Keynote speaker at the Jeremiah’s Ranch event, executive director Linda White, shares her personal story and discusses plans for the organization. (Plan on display easel).
Rob Moore conducts the live auction portion of the evening for Jeremiah’s Ranch. Auction items included a “Shop and Sail” in the San Francisco Bay, vacatime time at a villa in Jose Del Cabo, and a Hawaiian getaway.
Eric Walasek shows his competitive spirit during the live auction for a Hawaiian vacation at a fundraising event held Aug. 16 for Jeremiah’s Ranch at Zion Lutheran Church. Jeremiah’s Ranch, now three years old, is a local community for families who have a member with a developmental disability.
Anna Mannino, left, smiles at her fiancé Eric Walasek. Walasek won the live auction bid for a Hawaiian getaway that he may use for their wedding or honeymoon.
Carol Curtis circulates with a tray of appetizers at the Jeremiah’s Ranch fundraiser Aug. 16. Learn more about the organization at www.jeremiahsranch.org.
Don and Peggy Durling prepare to bid on one of the many silent auction items offered at the fundraising event. Attractive baskets carried themes including “Golfers Glory,” “Chocolate Lovers,” “Wild Birds Unlimited,” and more.
Steve Calder and wife Mitch pose for a quick photo at the fundraiser for Jeremiah’s Ranch.
From left, Elaine Price, Luisa Thompson, and Vicki Lee share a table at the Jeremiah’s Ranch fundraising evening.
Nicole Jones, a member of the youth group called Volume from North Coast Church, pauses with a smile while helping serve dinner at the fundraiser.
Julie Prest, chairperson of fundraising welcomes guests to the Jeremiah’s Ranch event on Aug. 16 at Zion Lutheran Church.
Battle over Avo Half Marathon goes publicAugust 28th 2014
Owner of Seasick Marketing Andrew Petterson, left, holds a map of the 2014 race route while race organizer Vickie Knox explains details and changes planned for 2015.
Denise Shadle, who has a home-based business and lives along the proposed route for the 2015 Avocado Half Marathon expresses her frustrations regarding the road closures during the event at the Aug. 18 Fallbrook Community Planning Group meeting on the topic. Shadle said the road closures prevent her from meeting with clients.
Cathy Smelser expresses how proud she was of participants, volunteers, and the sense of community at the 2014 Avocado Half Marathon during the Fallbrook Community Planning Group meeting on the topic Aug. 18.
Fallbrook High ASB class supervisor, Mike Lilly speaks about the FHS students who volunteered at the Avocado Half Marathon and 5k and the positive impact it has in the community. He stated that students who volunteered were able to use that time towards their community service hour requirements.
Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce president Jon Frandell expresses his frustration and questions the management company that operates the Avocado Half Marathon.
Scott Youngren of Youngren Construction Inc., speaks about the marathon and it's positive involvement with the non profit organization, 'Homes for Our troops' that builds specially adapted homes for wounded veterans. Youngren Construction Inc. was the general contractor for a home built in Fallbrook for a wounded veteran.
Mike McCammond lives along the race route and expresses his concern about not having any road access in case of an emergency during the marathon. McCammond spoke out at the Aug. 18 Fallbrook Community Planning Group meeting on the topic.
Andrew Petterson, owner of Seasick Marketing - the company that manages the Avocado Half Marathon and 5k event, speaks during the Fallbrook Community Planning Group meeting on Aug. 18, 2014.
Valley Fort Farmers Market features fresh productsAugust 21st 2014
Participating in the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Valley Fort Farmers Market on Sun., Aug. 17, are, front row from left, Martin Quiroz, Fallbrook Honorary Mayor; Lori Gaye, Bonsall Chamber; Penelope Richards-Clark, Bonsall Chamber; Don Kinney, representative of Congressman Duncan Hunter; Hank Hornsveld, owner; Cheryl Nurse, Valley Fort events coordinator; Claire Ginther, Miss Fallbrook; Sarah Engebretson, Fallbrook First Princess; Lila McDonald, Fallbrook Chamber; Lacy Schwartz, Fallbrook Chamber; Linda Costello, Fallbrook Chamber; and Halee Olsen, Fallbrook Second Princess.
The Lady & the Chef carry several kinds of mushrooms from maitake and brown beech to shiitake and crimini, as well as truffle oil at the farmers market. The mushrooms are grown in San Marcos. They also bring fresh pastries and bread from Belen Artisan Bakers in Valley Center.
These heirloom tomatoes can be found at Rancho Chico’s booth where they also have a variety of cut flowers. The tomatoes are grown in Carlsbad. The Valley Fort Farmers Market is open every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is located next to the Valley Fort Steakhouse at 3757 South Mission Road in Fallbrook.
Different color eggs come from different kinds of chickens and Dave from Da – Le Ranch knows which are which. He sometimes has eggs from guinea fowls too.
Dave Heafner of Da – Le Ranch in Lake Elsinore takes an order for fresh meat at the Valley Fort Farmers Market. Heafner brings fresh cuts of beef and fresh frozen chicken, pork, lamb and apple wood smoked bacon in several freezers to the market each Sunday. He also has all kinds of eggs - from ducks, geese, and quail besides chickens.
Volunteers earn honors for workAugust 21st 2014
Samantha Lawless, representing State Senator Joel Anderson, presents recognition certificates to Fallbrook Senior Center volunteers at the Aug. 8 recognition luncheon.
Several of the Fallbrook Senior Center volunteers stand with recognition certificates they received at a luncheon Aug. 8. Samantha Lawless, representing State Senator Joel Anderson, fourth from left front row, made the presentations.
Fallbrook Senior Center volunteers receive goody bags as they depart the Aug. 8 recognition luncheon.
Officers and staff of the Fallbrook Senior Center show off goody bags that were presented to each of the center’s volunteers after the recognition luncheon Aug. 8. From left, Susie Gonsalves, operations manager, center; Manny Ortega, Senior Center president; and Phyllis Sweeney, special projects manager.
Cesar Bustos, left, a US Navy sailor and volunteer from the Naval Expeditionary Medical Training Institute, serves barbeque lunches to Tom Greiner, center, and Don Carrington during a special recognition luncheon for Fallbrook Senior Center volunteers at the Fallbrook Community Center on Aug. 8.
US Navy Sailors from the Naval Expeditionary Medical Training Institute volunteer their time to serve meals to Fallbrook Senior Center volunteers at a recognition lunch on Aug. 8. The recognition luncheon featured barbeque ribs and was held at the community center.
Fallbrook Senior Center volunteers are honored with a barbeque lunch on Aug. 8 at the Fallbrook Community Center. From left, Samantha Lawless, representing State Senator Joel Anderson; Hanh Demore, Jean Shoup, Lin Craft, Irma Witek, and Darlene Miller.
Phyllis Sweeney, center, talks with Ron Bragger, left and Gigi Wiebach during the Fallbrook Senior Center volunteer luncheon on Aug. 8. Sweeney is the special projects manager at the center and served as master of ceremonies at the luncheon.
US Navy Sailors, from left, Corey Roberts, Gerrard Diaz, John Salunga, Nefritiri Wanzo, and David Firebaugh, take desserts to the Fallbrook Senior Center volunteers at a recognition luncheon on Aug. 8.
Louise Patterson, left, Ron Bragger, center and Gigi Wiebach listen to presentations during the Fallbrook Senior Center volunteer recognition luncheon Aug. 8 at the community center. The three were among the many volunteers honored at the luncheon.
Completion of Ivy High modernization project celebratedAugust 21st 2014
Officials announce the completion of the Ivy High School modernization project on the first day of the new school year, Aug. 11. The result of the $1.4 million project is discussed at a dedication ceremony by (inset) school principal Melissa Marovich, left, and Fallbrook Union High School District superintendent Dale Mitchell, Ed.D., right.
This photograph shows the new classrooms and center lawn area at Ivy High School after the completion of a $1.4 million modernization project over the summer.
Approximately three dozen FUHSD staff members attend the Ivy High School modernization project dedication ceremony on Aug. 11. The previous classrooms were 36-year-old structures originally used in the city of Watts.
A plaque presented during the ceremony Aug. 11 for the completion of the $1.4 million Ivy High School modernization project will be installed on the campus. Displaying it are, from left, Ivy High principal Melissa Marovich, FUHSD president Sharon Koehler, FUHSD chief business officer Wilson Hatcher and FUHSD superintendent Dale Mitchell, Ed. D.
A cause for celebration: Homes For Our Troops breaks ground again in FallbrookAugust 14th 2014
Marine Gunnery Sergeant Brian Meyer walks through an Honor Guard provided by the Legion Riders as he arrives at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new home that will be built for him by Homes For Our Troops. The groundbreaking was held Aug. 2 at the site of the new home on Greenacres Road in Fallbrook. Meyer was a Marine explosive ordinance demolition expert when he was wounded in Afghanistan, losing parts of his right leg, right arm, and left hand. Meyer’s mother Donna Wheaton (in background, wearing purple) looks on.
Marine Gunnery Sergeant Brian Meyer speaks during the groundbreaking ceremonies Aug. 2 for a new home that he will receive from Homes For Our Troops. Jack Lyon, former Marine officer and Vietnam veteran looks on.
Speakers enthusiastically toss the first shovels of dirt Aug. 2 at the groundbreaking ceremony for a new home that Marine Gunnery Sergeant Brian Meyer, third from left, will receive from Homes For Our Troops in Fallbrook. From left, Major General Tim McHale, US Army retired; Jack Lyon, former Marine officer and Vietnam war veteran; Meyer; Jacque Kesslar, retired U.S. Army Sergeant First Class, previous home recipient; Larock Benford, USMC Sergeant Major, retired, Marine Corps League; and Martin Quiroz, honorary mayor of Fallbrook. Meyer’s new home is expected to be completed in three years.
The Color Guard of the Temecula Young Marines presents the colors during singing of the National Anthem during the groundbreaking ceremony Aug. 2 for the new home that will be built for Marine Gunnery Sergeant Brian Meyer. The Young Marines are, from left, Isaiah Wright, Dominique Healy, Pascal Dacilas and Nathan Pray. Martin Quiroz, Fallbrook honorary mayor is on the far right and the Legion Riders honor guard are in the background.
Marine Gunnery Sergeant Brian Meyer holds a letter of recognition of his service that led to his wounding in Afghanistan while serving as an explosive ordinance disposal technician.
Major General Tim McHale, U.S. Army retired, speaks during groundbreaking ceremonies Aug. 2 for a new home that Marine Gunnery Sergeant Brian Meyer will receive from the organization Homes For Our Troops. Additional speakers, seated from left, Martin Quiroz, honorary mayor of Fallbrook; Marine Sergeant Major Larock Benford, USMC retired; Jack Lyon, former Marine Corp officer and Sergeant First Class Jacque Keeslar, US Army retired, listen. Benford is the Commandant of Marine Corps League Detachment 1057. Lyon is a highly-decorated Marine veteran of the Vietnam War and Keeslar, a U.S. Army veteran is a previous recipient of a home in Fallbrook from Homes For Our Troops.
Major General Tim McHale, U.S. Army retired, introduces Marine Gunnery Sergeant Brian Meyer at groundbreaking ceremonies Aug. 2 for a new home Meyer will receive from Homes For Our Troops. McHale is the president of Homes For Our Troops, an organization that builds homes nationwide with special features that make it easier for injured veterans to live in them.
U.S. Army Sergeant First Class, retired, Jacque Keeslar, left; Major General Tim McHale, US Army retired, center, and Marine Gunnery Sergeant Brian Meyer listen during ceremonies Aug. 2 for the groundbreaking for the new home Meyer will receive from the organization Homes For Our Troops. Keeslar is previous recipient of a Homes For Our Troops home. General McHale is the president of Homes For Our Troops.
Groovin’ to the music at Summer Nights in downtown FallbrookAugust 14th 2014
Frank Alves, left, of ‘Frankie and the Invisibles’ performs his 50s and 60s rock and roll guitar music with a full band sound,
creating “a sonic blast from the past.”
Everett and Jamie Herb take a look inside a 1956 VW bus owned by Chris Henderson at Fallbrook Summer Nights on Aug. 8.
Eric Lee of River Ride Ranch walks Cassandra Rivero on a pony ride during the Fallbrook Summer Nights event on Aug. 8.
Shawn Luchenta, right, of Anytime Fitness leads a dance during Fallbrook Summer Nights on Aug. 8.
Norm Kramer, left, and Robin Prichard take a look at Harlan Orrin’s fully restored, American made 1958 Mandella race boat mounted with a 48-star American Flag which was the United States flag in 1958.
Penelope Richards dances to “The Twist” during Fallbrook Summer Nights’ Aug. 8 event.
Christine Moosa dances to “The Twist” during the Fallbrook Summer Nights “Those Groovy Sixties” event on Aug. 8 in historic downtown. The series of summer events are sponsored by the Fallbrook Village Association.
Alex Sweet, 2, participates in “The Twist” dance during Fallbrook Summer Nights on Aug. 8.
Honorary Mayor of Fallbrook Martin Quiroz dips under a limbo bar during “Those Groovy Sixties” themed Fallbrook Summer Nights event on Aug. 8.
Daniel Stover bends back and clears a limbo bar during Fallbrook Summer Nights on Aug. 8.